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Asus UX32A-DB51

Specifications

Asus UX32A-DB51Notebook: Asus UX32A-DB51 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX32A-DB51

80% Asus Zenbook UX32A review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus UX32A offers a familiar line-up of features for a cheaper Ultrabook. There's nothing outstanding in terms of performance here but you do get a much more stylish and well-built laptop compared to some of the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 90%
60% ASUS Zenbook UX32A-DB51 13.3-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS Zenbook UX32A-DB51 may be their latest revision of the 13-inch ultrabook that corrects a number of minor issues with their first model but ends up as a whole being not much of an upgrade. The main reason is that its $999 price tag results in it actually being priced the same as the older Zenbook UX31 but with less performance from its hybrid hard drive solution and a lower resolution display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Asus UX31A-C4037H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 1.5 kg
Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
HP ProBook 4340s-C4Y10EA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M, 2 kg
Samsung ATIV 730U3E-K01HS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.5 kg
Samsung 900X3E-A01UK
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 1.2 kg
Samsung 900X3E-A01PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 1.2 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook E733
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3632QM, 1.7 kg
Samsung ATIV 900X3E-K01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 1.2 kg
Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Portege R930-1CX
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio SVT1313S1E
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
Samsung 530U3C-A04PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
Samsung 900X3D-A03PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1015H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.8 kg
Samsung 530U3C-A05PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.5 kg
Asus Taichi 31-DH71
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude E6330-3YNBD
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3320M, 2 kg
Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.1 kg
Samsung 900X3E-A01SE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
Samsung 900X3D-A01HU
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
Samsung 530U3C-A03HU
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
Samsung 740U3E-A01FR
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59365023 Touch
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
Samsung ATIV 900X3F-K01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S7-391-6413
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.3 kg
Samsung 540U3C-A02UK
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 1.7 kg
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Kirabook
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-09- 6 (Update: 2012-09- 6)